Git 1.7.8-rc4

A release candidate Git 1.7.8-rc4 is available for testing. This hopefully
is the last rc before the final release (we had to make a last-minute UI
tweak to a new feature in multi-step “revert” command to avoid later
regrets). We already have interesting topics queued together with proposed
fixes for older non-regression bugs which would make the next cycle short,
sweet and fun.

The release tarballs are found at:

and their SHA-1 checksums are:

528b8099e980877eb7e2268be8afdf12efe13490 git-1.7.8.rc4.tar.gz
f775ddd3ee207816840ced38c28d1a400a823536 git-htmldocs-1.7.8.rc4.tar.gz
b35301ed60712f441a9c3af08446184faf624d51 git-manpages-1.7.8.rc4.tar.gz

Also the following public repositories all have a copy of the v1.7.8.rc4
tag and the master branch that the tag points at:

url = git://
url =
url = git://
url = git://
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Changes since v1.7.8-rc3 are as follows:

Johannes Sixt (1):
      Fix revert --abort on Windows

Jonathan Nieder (11):
      do not let git_path clobber errno when reporting errors
      notes merge: eliminate OUTPUT macro
      Makefile: add missing header file dependencies
      Makefile: add option to disable automatic dependency generation
      revert: rename --reset option to --quit
      revert: rearrange pick_revisions() for clarity
      revert: improve error message for cherry-pick during cherry-pick
      revert: write REVERT_HEAD pseudoref during conflicted revert
      revert: introduce --abort to cancel a failed cherry-pick
      revert: remove --reset compatibility option
      revert --abort: do not leave behind useless sequencer-old directory

Junio C Hamano (5):
      name-rev --all: do not even attempt to describe non-commit object
      Hopefully final update of release notes before 1.7.8 final
      Update 1.7.8 draft release notes in preparation for rc4
      Git 1.7.8-rc4

Marc-André Lureau (1):
      mailmap: xcalloc mailmap_info

Nguyễn Thái Ngọc Duy (1):
      revert: do not pass non-literal string as format to git_path()

Ramkumar Ramachandra (4):
      http: remove unused function hex()
      convert: don't mix enum with int
      sha1_file: don't mix enum with int
      git-compat-util: don't assume value for undefined variable

Ramsay Allan Jones (3):
      t5501-*.sh: Fix url passed to clone in setup test
      config.c: Fix a static buffer overwrite bug by avoiding mkpath()
      convert.c: Fix return type of git_path_check_eol()

Thomas Hochstein (1):
      documentation fix: git difftool uses diff tools, not merge tools.

Vincent van Ravesteijn (2):
      builtin-branch: Fix crash on invalid use of --force
      builtin-reset: Documentation update

Junio C Hamano wrote on 28 Nov 2011